Abu Dhabi's Key Highlights of Food Industries
USD 3.6 Bn
Production value of Abu Dhabi's food processing sector
Abu Dhabi's contribution to the UAE food processing industry
Food processing Market Size Growth in UAE during 2016-2021
Abu Dhabi's food industry is one of the largest contributors to the emirate's economy, accounting for 36% of the UAE's food processing industry. It encompasses a wide range of activities(1), including activities dealing with different kinds of products: meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables, fats and oils, milk products, grain mill products, animal feeds, beverages, confectionery, bakery products, and other food products. The government is committed to promoting sustainable practices in the food industry with initiatives to reduce food waste. The industry has witnessed significant growth in recent years, driven by a focus on quality and innovation. Abu Dhabi is well-positioned to continue to grow and develop its food industry.
(1) The activities listed above have been sourced from the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Rev.4.
Abu Dhabi Government invested AED 10 billion in the implementation of Abu Dhabi's Industrial Strategy to double its manufacturing sector's size. This investment is expected to significantly impact the food sector, attract new investment, create new job opportunities, enhance export and trade and boost the sector's competitiveness in the global market.